Monthly Archives: February 2013

Petition for no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security

I’m forwarding the following from Representative Alan Grayson. Please consider signing the petition, since we should be cutting tax breaks for the rich and corporations, as well as oil subsidies and war machines instead of reaming the poor and middle … Continue reading

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The Borromean Resistance

Bryant’s new blog post onĀ Borromean Critical Theory is a further development of his attempt to integrate the ‘value spheres,’ in Habermasian terms. Seems like Wilber in that each domain has its own paradigmatic methodology which enacts its contents. And yet … Continue reading

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Regressives are lying about the sequester

Ed Schultz exposes the regressive lie that the sequester was purely Obama’s idea. Damn these bastards take to lying so naturally. Round and round the lie goes throughout the regressive echo chamber, as if just by repetition it will stick. … Continue reading

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The intentional lies that got us into the Iraq War

Rachel Maddow did some fine reporting Monday night on this topic. She based her broadcast on the book Hubris by Michael Isakoff and David Corn. The videos to the show are at this link. Maddow is typically outstanding but this … Continue reading

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Rafael Nunez and embodied mathematics

Nunez was co-author with Lakoff of Where Mathematics Comes From. Here is a site with his publications including books, book chapters and articles. Therein one can download the Preface, Introduction, Table of Contents and first four chapters of WMCF. From … Continue reading

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Obama reams regressives over sequester

And rightly so. He went down the list of what actually happens if the sequester happens per this article: “hurt military readiness, slash investments in energy and medical research, result in thousands of teacher layoffs, and degrade the ability of … Continue reading

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Evan Thompson’s "Dreamless sleep, the embodied mind and consciousness"

At Thompson’s homepage there isĀ a link to some of his selected articles, one of which is a condensed version of what will be in his forthcoming book, Waking, Dreaming, Being: New Light on the Self and Consciousness from Neuroscience, Meditation … Continue reading

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Progressive caucus introduces the Balancing Act

Remember how the progressive caucus (PC) of Congress introduced a budget* that even had a vote, and yet regressives still deny that Democrats have ever introduced a budget? So now the PC has introduced a solution called The Balancing Act … Continue reading

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Lakoff on Obama’s SOTU framing

Lakoff sees how Obama has turned around public opinion after he finally got the message about proper framing. He looks at the SOTU speech and a fine example of effective rhetoric based on transparency and authenticity geared to policies for … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren off to a great start

Much to their chagrin and after much lobbying against, freshman Senator Warren was appointed to the banking committee. And after participating in her first committee hearing we can see why. She asked a simple question of banking regulators: “When was … Continue reading

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